BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Production Kicks Off With Football Game

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Filming began this past weekend on Warner Brothers anticipated Batman Vs Superman with a clash of titans. Not the titular titans but more the gridiron type as the production turned East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium into the Gotham City University home stadium for a game against their rivals, Metropolis State University.

The folks over at Batman News got a report on how the filming went during the halftime of Saturday’s East Los Angeles College game along with some

It started with Warner Bros. telling the crowd that they were going to be in Batman vs. Superman. Yes, a Warner Bros. representative referred to the movie as Batman vs. Superman. That’s still not the official title, but it’s one that keeps coming up. Warner Bros. also announced that this would be the opening of the movie. Then two scenes were filmed. Both plays were from around Gotham city’s 30 yard line. The first play was a tackle for a Metropolis loss. The second was for a touchdown pass to the corner of the end zone for Metropolis. Then the bench cleared for Gotham and they had to break up a fight on the field. Gotham never even went on offense. Zack Synder was directing, he was on the mega phone calling the plays and cuts.

OK, it’s not quite footage from the filming of the big riot scenes from The Dark Knight Rises from a few years back, but I guess in some ways it does solidify that this film is actually happening. Remember that in 2007 Warners was just a few weeks away from the start of filming on director George Miller’s Justice League film when the plug was pulled. And with all the hesitancy seen in Warners actions in trying to get the DC Comics characters onto the big screen that I for one had just a small smidgeon of fear that something would happen and the studio would get cold feet about the concept, much like they did in 2003 when Wolfgang Petersen was set to direct a similar-themed project.

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